Fleas

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SOME FLEAS CARRY ORGANISMS WHICH MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH



Flea bites cause irritation, but also serious allergies in animals and humans. Other more serious and less common problems are associated with the cat flea. Cat fleas can carry or transmit various organisms, such as Yersinia Pestis which causes bubonic plague, Rickettsia typhi, which causes murine typhus, and dipylidum caninum, the double-pored dog tapeworm, which can live in dogs, cats, or humans.

Flea bites tend to be concentrated on the lower legs but can also occur on other parts of the body. The bite consists of a small, central red spot surrounded by a red halo, usually without excessive swelling. Flea bites usually cause minor itching but may become increasingly irritating to people with sensitive or reactive skin. Some people and pets suffer from flea bite allergic dermatitis, characterized by intense itching, hair loss, reddening of the skin and secondary infection. Just one bite may initiate an allergic reaction and itching may persist up to 5 days after the bite. Cat fleas may also serve as intermediary hosts of dog tapeworms. Cats or dogs may acquire this intestinal parasite while grooming themselves by ingesting adult fleas that contain cyst of the tapeworm.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF INFESTATION?



In areas of high infestation you will find the fleas jumping from one location to another.

Itchy bites normally on your legs.

Your animals will constantly be itching and scratching.

WHY FLEAS ARE HEALTH AND NUISANCE PESTS



They can transmit diseases and organisms.

They are a nuisance to you and your animals.

CONTROL METHODS



We offer spray treatment to rid your house of fleas, normally more than one treatment must be done because fleas lay eggs which is not affected by the pesticide.